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Oxygen Dependent Copd
Not true: The comment is a fallacy. A patient who has COPD and needs oxygen should get as much liter flow to keep a sat>88. Patients with high co2 buildup should use oxygen to a saturation of>86-87. That is because that pts co2 will rise if increased oxygen is given, making the pt less alert. ...Read more
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more
May be ok: Many times, i will tell my patients with COPD and oxygen to turn up their oxygen level slightly when flying on a plane. Most of the time, that can do the trick. If available, i would see if you can do an actual flight simulation, where they have you breathe lower level of oxygen to see what happens to your oxygen level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have copd. Lately I've noticed .y oxygen level El is 97-98 when exercising exercising. Before it used to go down to 95-96. Can you improve it?
Your oxygen level-: -is driven by your pulmonary function. As you age, it is not uncommon 2 have this. If of great concern & you are not a smoker, see your internist, you may be referred to a pulmonary specialist for pulmonary function testing. ...Read more
I have copd. What can cause me to have a great oxygen level when lying still, but have it go down when active? More active i am, the lower it goes.
Activity: In some patients with copd, the lungs can't supply enough oxygen to keep the oxygen level (saturation) normal. This may happen with activity when the body starts to use up its oxygen supply. If you rest, you can catch up and get back to normal. However, you may need oxygen at this point. There are specific criteria to qualify, so talk to your family doctor or lung specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most people with copd, have a higher oxygen level when sitting. Why is mine 95-96 when sitting an gets up to 97-98 when active. Theirs gets lower .
COPD O2 saturation: COPD patients not a uniform group Those with a decreased number of operational blood vessels in the lung will decrease the O2 saturation when they move because they have less O2 to give to the body tissues and the deceased sat.reflects this. You are in a group that does not have this problem. Your Sat.is up because you take deeper breaths when you move and bring in blood vessels not used at rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aerophagia: If I am understanding it right you meant bloated. There are several causes as in dyspepsia, gallstone, and other abdominal problems. It is common in people with COPD to breath fast and swallow air, and can cause a sense of bloating in the abdomen. If different, go see your md and may clarify it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be helpful for someone with copd, taking a lot of medication and and needs oxygen at night.?
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
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